Health and Medical News and Resources

General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

Atlas of the Human Body from the American Medical Association & Additional Anatomy Links

Atlas of the Human Body from the American Medical Association

Includes simple and clearly labelled diagrams of the circulatory system, the brain, the torso, the female reproductive system, and others.  Summaries of systems and related information. Each diagram and rendering contains a brief discussion of the system in question, along with a selection of related information on the left-hand side of the page. The section titled “Effects of Stroke” is quite effective, and this site will be a useful resource for the general public, medical professionals, and others working in related fields.

Side view of the torso


Other Online Human Body Atlases***

GetBodySmart – An Online Textbook about Human Anatomy and Physiology

“Visually Learn About the Human Body Using Our Interactive Animations”
Meant to supplement McGraw Hill Higher Education physical textbooks. Includes interactive animations and additional resources as quizzes and fact sheets. IPad compatible versions

BioDigitalHuman

A virtual 3D body that brings to life “thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive web-based platform.” Hundreds of interactive features and customized views that look through all of the body systems .Annotated Screenshots area save and share these powerful tools for use in a range of settings. While the Basic version is completely free, there are other levels of functionality available for a fee

Gray’s Anatomy 

The classic illustrated text of human anatomy (20th edition, 1918) is now available online. It is fully searchable by keyword, table of contents, or subject index containing 13,000 entries. From Bartleby.com.
InnerBody: Your Guide to Human Anatomy Online ***

“The place for fun, interactive and educational views of the human body.” You can explore human anatomy through illustrations, animation, tutorials, and descriptions.

Human Anatomy On-line 

“Human Anatomy On-line, the place for fun, interactive and educational views of the human body. This program contains over one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive links.”

Google Body Browser

“layered, interactive, high resolution experience allows users to zoom, pan, rotate, the human body, and to visualize its organs, systems, bones, and muscles.”[From Google launches Body Browser/joycevalenz]

Human Anatomy

http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/education/grossanat/

Designed for first year medical students, useful for others taking biology related courses. Material arranged in  six sections ranging from extremities to the head and neck. Each area contains a variety of detailed anatomical charts, glossaries, and images.  Each section includes many radiology resources for different perspective of the human body through x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. Other helpful resources include fact sheets, quizzes, teaching materials, and other freely available course materials offered from other medical schools.  State University of New York-Upstate Medical University [KMG]

Animated Anatomies 

Animated Anatomies explores the visually stunning and technically complex genre of printed texts and illustrations known as anatomical flap books. These publications invite the viewer to participate in virtual autopsies, through the process of unfolding their movable leaves, simulating the act of human dissection. This exhibit traces the flap book genre beginning with early examples from the sixteenth century, to the colorful “golden age” of complex flaps of the nineteenth century, and finally to the common children’s pop-up anatomy books of today.”

A collection of  games, videos, and other multimedia excursions. Created by Australian science teacher Ben Crossett. Games here include jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, word searches, and the catch all Just For Fun.

Anatomy Resources (American Association of Anatomists) includes these and many more

Human Anatomy Learning Site 

From the Dartmouth Medical School, the Human Anatomy Learning Web Site is a work in progress, focusing on the needs of first-time students of human anatomy. Its aim is to help students learn clinically relevant anatomy with maximum efficiency.

Anatomy and Physiology Learning Modules

From the University of Minnesota.A collection of study aids for entry-level anatomy and physiology students. Self Tests  Inquiry, Ideas, Thoughts, Learning, Curriculum.

Pocket Body iPhone app (Google Chrome Biodigital Human)

The BioDigital Human is a 3D platform for the understanding of anatomy, disease and treatments.Interactive tools for exploring, dissecting, and sharing custom views, combined with detailed medical descriptions.

*** There are only a limited number of free comprehensive online human body atlases online.
If these do not fit your needs, consider going to a nearby public, academic, or medical library.

Many academic and medical libraries are open to the public (all libraries receiving state funding are open to the public). Don’t forget to ask for a reference librarian if you would like professional assistance!

Many academic and medical libraries provide at least some reference assistance to the public. Call ahead and ask about library services to the public. You may be pleasantly surprised.

As always, feel free to contact me by leaving a comment ( it will not be posted). Or email me at jmflahiff, currently residing at her yahoo dot com account.

I would be happy to search for an image or information meeting your needs. Will reply within 48 hour.

 

December 18, 2010 - Posted by | Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Health Education (General Public), Librarian Resources, Professional Health Care Resources, Public Health | , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy http://adameducation.com/aiaonline.aspx

    Anatomy & Physiology Revealed
    http://www.mhhe.com/biosci2/anatomyrevealed/ (McGraw-Hill)
    - Anatomy through an interactive cadaver dissection tool.

    Cyber Anatomy http://www.cyber-anatomy.com/ – Virtual 3D cadaver for
    interactive anatomy.

    Netter’s 3D Interactive Anatomy https://www.interactelsevier.com/netter

    Primal Pictures (aka Anatomy.tv)
    http://www.primalpictures.com/products.aspx – 3D interactive anatomy from
    Primal Pictures Ltd. It appears it can be purchased directly from the
    company, but is also marketed and sold through STAT!Ref and Wolters
    Kluwer’s Ovid platform.

    Thieme Teaching Assistant Anatomy
    http://www.thiemeteachingassistant.com/page.aspx?pid=1 – Presentation
    tool featuring illustrations and clinical images that can be exported as
    individual files or inserted into PowerPoint slides or PDF. Not 3D.

    Visual Body 3D http://www.visiblebody.com/

    Visual Dx http://www.visualdx.com/ – Actually a visual diagnostic support
    system rather than an anatomy atlas.

    If you are interested, Amy Blevins, the clinical education librarian at the
    Hardin Library for Health Sciences in Iowa, did a side-by-side comparison
    of A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy, Netter’s 3D, Primal Pictures, and Visual
    Body 3D. You are welcome to contact her at blevinsamy@gmail.com.

    Then, there is iAnatomy, a free app for the iPhone/iPod Touch developed by
    a physician and winner of the NLM 2011 “Show off Your Apps” award
    http://challenge.gov/challenges/132/submissions/4278-ianatomy. For all of
    you out there with iPhones or iPod Touch, this is a must-have!

    Comment by Janice Flahiff | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  2. Very informative. Thanks!

    Comment by Tony | January 19, 2014 | Reply

  3. Reblogged this on One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Longer and commented:
    Lots of useful info here.

    Comment by Tony | January 19, 2014 | Reply

    • Hoping it does help interested readers. Thank you for reblogging.

      Comment by Janice Flahiff | January 19, 2014 | Reply


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